Vaclav Havel October 1936 – 18 December playwright, essayist, poet, dissident, politician and recipient of the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom.
although he'd spent his career as a playwrite, he became a political dissident in his native Czechoslovakia and became his country's last president and the first president of the Czech Republic. He serves as an icon of the Velvet Revolution.
The Velvet Revolution, Wenceslas Square, November Vaclav Havel turns to hug Alexander Dubcek as they receive the news that the Czechoslovakia Communist Party are resigning from power after more than 40 years.
Václav Havel, the former Czech president and dissident playwright, dies at 75